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Mencia Doesn’t Mind Comedy Deal

10/31/2005 9:06 AM Eastern

Comedy Central said Monday that it has signed comedian Carlos Mencia to a multifaceted new deal.

Mencia will go on a nationwide tour, tape a one-hour stand-up special and host a second season of Mind of Mencia, the network said.

Season No. 2 of the series, 13 episodes, will debut in March.

Mind of Mencia’s first season debuted July 6, and Comedy said the series has averaged 1.4 million total viewers and an 0.84 Nielsen Media Research rating among viewers 18-49.

“Carlos' visceral, take-no-prisoners comedy instantly struck a chord with our audience, turning Mind of Mencia into one of the most successful new comedies of the year,” Comedy executive vice president of original programming and development Lauren Corrao said in a prepared statement.

“We are thrilled to renew the series for a second season and continue to build our relationship with Carlos, both on and off the screen,” she added.

 

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